Friday, September 2, 2011

Pleased as Punch


The dining room walls are (mostly) finished.


There is a blank spot here just the to left of the door that you cannot see. (Also, out of range, is the pile of paint and paper and nonsense that is atop my dining room table.)


The butterflies were an unexpected delight, and as you have no before and after you cannot tell, but they really added something.  Movement maybe.  Whimsy.


I will be back on Tuesday to post colors and materials and process.


Promise.

32 comments:

Amy d said...

Like!

linda said...

Oh my. Patricia, just exraordinarily beautiful!!!!!!
-linda,ny

Martha said...

I do really like it -- it is fun and imaginative and Ilove the colors -- the woods of a dining room should look good with the green and the white!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

This is an epic feat of faux painting, dear Blandings.
And in truth, on this particular Friday, reason enough for Nero to keep on living.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Emma Kate said...

Just beautiful! Lovely tranquil colours and it doesn't look like a stencil at all so I'm interested to see how you did it! Fab.

jennifer said...

Your walls look beautiful. I love the canvases on the console as well. This is a very classy look that won't look dated.

Kare said...

Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait until Tuesday. Beautiful job as anticipated!

Heather said...

Wow! This is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Really nice!

Richard Cottrell said...

Beautiful work. Do you hire out? I can not wait to see the finished room. Yum! Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Pigtown-Design said...

Stunning! You should be so proud of your work... I am sure you worked harder than any of us will know!

xo

The Changing Look of Friends said...

Very nice! I love seeing something like this done in Dining Rooms.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Well done! I trust you are already planning a dinner party?

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

How beautiful!! Well done! I agree that the butterflies add a happy subtle energy to the room. Really and truly gorgeous. Now I'm off to go stencil something while my husband's not looking ...

peggy braswell said...

What a grand Dining room + great job you did. Await the follow up. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Ann said...

Evokes Nancy Lancaster's Palladian Room walls at Haseley Court. Different colors but same feeling.

Ann said...

This is beautiful! To me it evokes Nancy Lancaster's Palladian Room walls at Haseley Court...not the colors, but the feeling of it. Just exquisite.

please press on, can't wait to see more. :)

pve design said...

I especially love that you have kept the dining room alive in an era where sharing meals standing up seems to be an epidemic. I would love to share a meal in that special room~ Beautiful work Mrs.B. How does the rest of your clan feel about it?
pve

Andria said...

It is absolutely lovely and I think the butterflies are delightful. They do add that little something. You have done a wonderful job. I can't wait to here about colors & sources. Congratulations. It is classic elegance.

AlwaysMe said...

Outstanding! Can't wait to read the details. Congratulations on a job well done.

Alex said...

Patricia,

Lovely when hard work pays off, isn't it? Who needs Gracie or DeGournay when you can have Shackelford?

Alex

ADG said...

I stop by and see you from time to time but...and I'm sure it's no surprise...I generally don't have a comment to offer...not being a design guy and stuff. But the thing that resonated with me in this little story was the sublime compliment that you gave Mr. Blandings. I'd say you both are lucky to have each other!

Jayne said...

I vowed to take a day of rest on Labor Day, but your outcome makes me want to tackle a project in the home TODAY! Restful color, yet energetic because of the upward movement of the trees and plants!

casapinka said...

Just utterfly fantastic! I want to come to dinner.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Jealousy rears its ugly head.

mary said...

I am in complete awe--this room is gorgeous!!

Vickie H. said...

Just sooooo LOVELY!!!

Jane said...

Nice job, very pretty.

penelopebianchi said...

It is lovely beyond that you teach people how to create great beauty!

You proved that really anyone with the taste an desire can create a magical , lovely classical dining room!

Bravo Mrs. Blandings!

Bravo indeed!

Cheryl said...

You are so darn clever! Kudos--it is just beautiful.